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Written by Ben Branch | May 16th 2011
The 1968 BSA Shooting Star is widely considered to be one of the best bikes the small British company ever produced, the 441cc single cylinder was capable of a spirited 95mph, with 30hp on tap and a weight of 320lbs.
Originally developed from scramblers used by Jeff Smith to win the 1964/1965 500cc World Championships the bike quickly became BSA’s top export model and to this day remains a popular bike in Canada and the US.
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